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Lightning Men

(2017)
(The second book in the Darktown series)
A novel by

 
 
From the acclaimed author of The Last Town on Earth comes the gripping follow-up to Darktown, a "combustible procedural that will knock the wind out of you" (The New York Times).

Officer Denny Rakestraw, "Negro officers" Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith, and Sergeant McInnis have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It's 1950, and color lines are shifting and racial tensions are simmering. Black families - including Smith's sister and brother-in-law - are moving into Rake's formerly all-white neighborhood, leading some residents to raise money to buy them out while others advocate a more violent solution. Rake's brother-in-law, Dale, a proud Klansman, launches a scheme to rally his fellow Kluxers to save their neighborhood. When those efforts spiral out of control and leave a man dead, Rake is forced to choose between loyalty to family and the law.

He isn't the only one with family troubles. Boggs has outraged his preacher father by courting a domestic, and now her ex-boyfriend has been released from prison. As Boggs, Smith, and their all-black precinct contend with violent drug dealers fighting for turf in new territory, their personal dramas draw them closer to the fires that threaten to consume Atlanta once again.

With echoes of James Ellroy and Denis Lehane, Mullen demonstrates in Lightning Men why he's celebrated for writing crime fiction "with a nimble sense of history...quick on its feet and vividly drawn" (Dallas Morning News).

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lightning Men (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-4328-4177-7 / 978-1-4328-4177-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lightning Men (Darktown 2)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-4087-1062-5 / 978-1-4087-1062-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lightning Men: A Novel (The Darktown Series)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-5011-3879-0 / 978-1-5011-3879-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria / 37 INK
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lightning Men: A Novel (The Darktown Series)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-5011-3880-4 / 978-1-5011-3880-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria / 37 INK
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lightning Men (Darktown 2)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 0-349-14310-2 / 978-0-349-14310-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lightning Men
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-5011-7636-6 / 978-1-5011-7636-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lightning Men
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-4087-1061-7 / 978-1-4087-1061-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Lightning Men
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-4450-7625-X / 978-1-4450-7625-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Lightning Men
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-4450-7626-8 / 978-1-4450-7626-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lightning Men
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Little Brown
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lightning Men
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Little Brown
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September 2017 : USA Audio CD

Title: Lightning Men (Darktown)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1-5082-3298-9 / 978-1-5082-3298-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lightning Men: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lightning Men: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lightning Men (Darktown 2)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lightning Men: A Novel (The Darktown Series Book 2)
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Atria / 37 INK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA